“As President of the Lane County Human Resource Association, I contacted Darby to facilitate our 2008 Planning Meeting. I felt that we desperately needed to focus on our direction and solidify concrete goals for our Board and the future of the chapter. With Darby’s help, we were able to identify who we are as an organization and what our goals and objectives were for the coming years. She was able to take the ideas and goals from our Board and help create a plan that we will use for many years to come. We came away from our planning meeting with a renewed sense of direction and accomplishment.”
Jeanine Jackson, Past President
Lane County Human Resource Association
"Mark is an objective individual who has the unique ability to motivate a group to concentrate on specific issues while not losing focus on the big picture. Further, he is willing to make the difficult decisions that are in the long-term interest of the organization - even if this means a fundamental shift in how the current organization management views the issue."
Chris Clemow, Director of Transportation
"Our firm has been owned by four equal partners. After 20 years in business together we had grown in-effective in our decision process for business growth and development. Darby assessed our current situation and identified challenges and opportunities for each of us. With her direction we recognized new ways to communicate and had a clear set of objectives to build our company. Darby was instrumental in getting our efforts focused and helping set a new direction for business growth."
Rod Miles, President
Cappelli Miles [spring]
"Mark Herbert is a proven business strategist with core competencies in organizational Development, Human Resource management, and Strategic Planning. Mark has a unique blend of corporate executive and entrepreneurial experience, within both the manufacturing and financial services sectors. His style is consultative, yet forthright, with a passion for corporate and cultural change through optimum allocation of human capital. Mark is intelligent, focused and an extremely effective communicator."
"Mark is a results-oriented leader that focuses on building relationships with his staff and strategic partners to achieve goals. Mark has a true "open door" policy where he has always made himself available for staff (direct report, colleague, manager, or staff) for guidance or advice. Mark was the mentor of many employees, managers and staff, at Oregon community Credit union because of the trust and rapport he built with each employee."
Eric De Vita
“I am pleased to recommend Darby Giannone as a group facilitator, team builder and dispute resolution coach. I have participated in retreats led by Darby involving the Town Club of Eugene Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of our law firm.
As part of her services, Darby reviewed our agenda and listened to our goals and objectives before creating processes and formats to guide group discussion and decision making. During each phase of our lengthy meetings, she facilitated difficult discussions, recorded to-do lists, and maintained public notes so we could easily reference prior discussion. As part of her final report, Darby converted all of the public notes to electronic form and highlighted group decisions, task and responsibility for participating members and her personal recommendations. Darby’s facilitation skills were always directed at trying to achieve a consensus.”
Thomas H. Hoyt, Shareholder
Speer Hoyt PC
“The Town Club of Eugene began as a private, men's business club in 1950. By 2005, we were no longer a men-only organization but we were certainly showing our age. As the president of the board of directors, with over 400 members of various ages and business levels with numerous options to send their time and give their loyalties, I needed the board and our members to look at themselves differently. Dr. Giannone gave us a fresh perspective on who we were today as well as who we could be tomorrow.
Within the first year of working with Dr. Giannone, we found our mission as an organization, stabilized our membership, set the course for a new future and reenergized our employees, members and board.”
Marvin D. Révoal, Past President
The Town Club of Eugene
"Mark is a high energy change agent. With his strength in organizational development and human resources he is the perfect facilitator for developing leadership at all levels of the organization. His style of leadership forces the organization to go beyond their comfort zone and challenge the status quo."
Mandy Jones, Chief Executive Officer
Oregon Community Credit Union
"If you are looking for a change agent with solid business acumen and experience plus the ability to make things happen through managing relationships, Mark captures all of this in his approach. Mark's innovative thinking and ability to motivate staff helped increase OCCU's presence not only in the communities that we serve, but establish OCCU as an industry leader." — February 15, 2008
Russell Dennick, Chief Financial Officer
Oregon Community Credit Union